Some Points About Points

Loans and Mortgages can get very confusing for the home buyer. Add into the equation “points” and now you may have just added the hairdryer to the bathtub of  uncertainty. My good friends at Keep Current Matters have recently written a nice quick blog post with some good value “points” about Points.

I think this read is certainly worth your 3 minutes. Check it out here:  Some Points About Points.

Green Mortgages




There are many mortgage products on the market these days, but which one is right for you? Obviously there are a lot of factors which play into that decision. However there is one product that has been on the market for a few years that many don’t talk about, or even know exists: The Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM). This is an “add on” product meaning that you would have this in addition to your FHA or 203K or VA loan. You can even get this as a re-finance.

As you may have guessed, this loan is specifically set up to help you convert your home into a more efficient or “Green” residence. This loan will allow you to borrow up to 5% of your home price (capped at $8K for FHA and $6K for VA Loans). Additionally, the additional debt you incur from this loan is not included in your qualify ratios as well.

For specific details about the EEM, and if it may be right for you, talk to your mortgage broker.

Short Sale vs Foreclosure – 10 Common Myths Busted


Are you upside down on your home’s mortgage? Do you feel as if a Short Sale or letting your house fall into Foreclosure is your best option?  If  you are looking at one of these options, it is best to learn as much as possible about both of these paths. My friends at Keeping Current Matters have a great blog post about the myths of Short Sales and Foreclosures. Check out this link for the full article here for more details —>Short Sale vs Foreclosure – 10 Common Myths Busted.

The 4 C’s of Mortgage Underwriting

My friends over at Keeping Current Matters, have a nice blog post reminding home buyers about the main criteria a lender will look at when evaluating your loan application. If you are considering getting into the market, I’d check out this post. Good info!

The 4 C’s of Mortgage Underwriting.